25+ Examples of Using Flash Grids in Wedding Photography

When it comes to wedding photography flash grids enable photographers to shape and guide light, elevating the visual impact of their images. In the realm of wedding photography specifically, Speedlight Grids present a plethora of creative possibilities, offering opportunities to immortalize unforgettable moments. Let’s delve into how photographers can harness the potential of Speedlight Grids to enhance their wedding photography skills.

Flash Grid as Main Light – Couples

The most common application of Speedlight Grids in wedding photography is as the main light source for couples. By using a flash grid, photographers gain full control over the light’s direction, preventing unwanted spill onto the background. This technique maintains the desired mood and ensures the subjects are beautifully lit.

lnphotography@yahoo.com Photo by Laurentiu Nica (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Craiova’s downtown in Dolj, Romania

info@sarahgoffphotography.com Photo by Sarah Goff Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Tapestry House in Laporte, Colorado, USA

dan@dansauerphotography.com Photo by Dan Sauer (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Rome in Rome, Italy

Flash Grids as Main Light – Individuals

The same concept as above can be used to light just an individual subject, such as the bride or groom.  See examples below.

andy@andysiddersphotography.co.uk Photo by Andy Sidders Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Fredrick’s Hotel in Maidenhead, England

scott@smjphotography.netPhoto by SMJ Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Linwood Estate in Carlisle, PA, USA

info@pollok-pictures.de Photo by Andreas Pollok (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Villa Raab in Hessen, Germany

Flash Grid as Backlight

Utilizing a backlight in conjunction with Speedlight Grids accentuates the subject and sets them apart from the background. The grids effectively prevent light spillage throughout the scene, yielding a more focused and intensified light for a touch of drama.

luzye@luzye.com Photo by Luzye Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Vellano Estate by Wedgewood Weddings in Chino Hills, California, United States

Photo by Angie Nelson (Website | Wedding Maps Profile)

Photo by Jared Gant (Website | Wedding Maps Profile)

Flash Grids in a Cross Light

To achieve a distinctive and captivating effect, photographers can use two flashes with Speedlight Grids positioned behind the subjects. By directing the flashes diagonally, each individual is illuminated, introducing a sense of depth and dimension to the image. This technique adds a touch of uniqueness to the composition, capturing the subjects in a visually dynamic way.

info@jessieanddallin.com Photo by Jessie and Dallin (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden, UT, USA

elyssa@kivusandcamera.com Photo by Kivus and Camera (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Belt Line Station in Durham, North Carolina, United States

Flash Grids to Isolate

By utilizing Speedlight Grids, photographers gain emphasize particular individuals within a group setting. This technique proves particularly effective when capturing creative groomsmen photos, allowing one person to take center stage while others are subtly enveloped in shadows.

zack@zackbradleyphotography.com Photo by Zack Bradley (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Hi-Wire Brewing in Asheville, NC, United States

info@yourjcmphotography.com Photo by JCM Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Longleaf Vineyard in Marshall, NC, United States

Similarly, the photographer might choose to illuminate all of the subjects in the scene, one at a time, with multiple images.  Then, in the photo editing process, the photographer would composite multiple images into one, as you see in the image below.

hello@irinaduanephotography.com Photo by Irina Duane (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Boyne Hill House Estate in Co. Meath, Ireland

Flash Grids to Highlight During Events

When it comes to wedding moments, such as toasts, sparkler exits, and speeches, using a flash grid lets photographers enhance the presence of the speaker without scattering light indiscriminately. This careful control over lighting ensures that the focus remains on the speaker, enabling photographers to capture heartfelt moments with precision.

kevin@holdingcophoto.com Photo by Holding and Co (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Serendipity Garden Weddings in Oak Glen, CA, USA

Photo by Jared Gant (Website | Wedding Maps Profile)

andy@andymadeaphoto.com Photo by Andy Madea Photo (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Sugarbush Resort in Warren, VT, United States

info@4eyesphotography.ca Photo by 4 Eyes Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Sheraton hotel in Calgary in Calgary, Canada

Using Speedlight Grids in Combination with Colored Gels

Combining Speedlight Grids with colored gels opens up endless creative possibilities. By adding gels to the Speedlight Grids, photographers can create captivating and artistic effects, enhancing the mood and ambiance of the wedding photographs.

piperbrownphotography@gmail.com Photo by Piper Brown (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Glen Manor House in Middleton, RI, United States

elyssa@kivusandcamera.com Photo by Kivus and Camera (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at The Ridge Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina, United States

hello@letsmakeamemory.com Photo by Lets Make a Memory (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Hangar 21 South in Fullerton, CA, USA

More Examples of Speedlight Grids

1836photographie@gmail.com Photo by 1836 Photographie (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Morgan Creek Barn in Dripping Springs, TX, USA

hello@greenappleweddings.co Photo by Green Apple Weddings (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Beckley Creek Park in Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Bridgetqphotography@gmail.com Photo by BridgetQ Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Hampton Manor in Hampton in Arden, Solihull, England

ladmanstudios@gmail.com Photo by Ladman Studios (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Old Mystic Village Chapel in Mystic CT, United States

belinda@belindaphilleo.com Photo by Belinda Philleo (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at The Orchard in Menifee, CA, USA

courtland@courtlandphotography.com Photo by Courtland Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Barcelo, Aruba in Aruba, Caribbean, Aruba

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